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Anti-government protesters marched on Sunday across Israel’s major cities, aiming to pressure the authorities to reach a hostage deal with Hamas, with demonstrators blocking roads and protesting in front of government officials’ homes. The protesters marched to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, calling for both immediate elections and a deal to facilitate the [...]

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The Central Election Commission of Albania (CEC) removed Alfred Beleri, the ethic Greek Mayor of Himara, from his position on Friday following his imprisonment on charges of vote-buying during the 2023 local elections. The Central Election Commission of Albania made the move during its latest session by invoking Law 138/2015, which stipulates that the verification [...]

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Two days of UN-organized talks on the situation in Afghanistan began in Doha on Sunday, marking the first time the Taliban was present. Human rights activists expressed anger and concern over the decision to exclude women from the meeting and to consider the Taliban as the representatives of the country, despite their lack of recognition [...]

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Internal Affairs Minister of Serbia Ivica Dačić ordered the ban of “Mirëdita, Dobar Dan!” festival in Belgrade on Thursday, citing security concerns, according to the country’s public broadcaster RTS. Held since 2014 with the participation of Albanian and Serb artists and taking the name from the word “good afternoon” in the respective languages, the festival [...]

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that Russia must abide by UN sanctions on North Korea, following an agreement between the two countries last week to provide military assistance to each other in case of military aggression. Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Guterres stated that “Any relationship that any [...]

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemned on Friday the shelling attack that took place near its Gaza office, killing 22 people and injuring 45 who had taken shelter near the building. In a statement on X, the ICRC did not identify who committed the attack but condemned the firing near humanitarian structures. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled on Friday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adequately evaluated emission impacts when it approved the expansion of a gas pipeline operated by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. in Pennsylvania and New York, allowing the project to move forward. The environmental group Food & [...]

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Serbia’s Higher Court in Belgrade decided on Thursday to extradite Belarusian filmmaker Andrei Gnet to Belarus pursuant to the Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and the interstate agreement Serbia and Belarus made on January 3, 2019. Gnet is accused by the Belarus government of tax evasion under Article 243(2) of the Criminal Code [...]

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The Israeli Ministry of Communications on Sunday announced an extension to the ban on broadcasts/news channel Al Jazeera to 45 days after unanimous support by the government. The initial ban was made public on May 5 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Al Jazeera of instigating and inciting violence in the ongoing war [...]

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Amnesty International and the Mozambique Human Rights Defenders Network (RMDDH) demanded Friday that Mozambican authorities investigate the arrest of human rights advocate and journalist Sheila Wilson following a demonstration on June 4 in the capital of Maputo. Wilson was streaming for the Centre for Development and Democracy (CDD) outside the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) [...]

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